At the Threshold devotion: Thursday April 3

Share: A moment from today when you felt close to God, and a moment when you felt far from God.

Reflect: "What is truth?" is Pilate's famous question to Jesus (John 18:38). On the one hand, it seems to be a deep and important question. On the other hand, Pilate doesn't seem to be asking the question in order to really look for an answer. Jesus does not respond, but Pilate leaves him and addresses his accusers. Pilate's question ironically marks the beginning of his resistance to the truth. Although he declares Jesus innocent, the trial continues and Pilate eventually passively condemns Jesus' to death.

"Truth makes love possible. Love makes truth bearable." Rowan Williams, Open to Judgement

Reflect on Pilate's question and the quote from Rowan Williams. What kind of truth is Pilate looking for? What kind of truth does Jesus offer?

Pray: set a timer for three minutes, and in the silence, just listen for God’s invitation that can only be heard when we set aside our own agendas. If thoughts come into your mind, simply let them float away. At the end of the time, make a list of the ways you resist a relationship with The Truth. Offer those burdens to God and consider accepting God’s invitation to a new way of life.

Posted on April 3, 2014 and filed under Lent, devotions.